I have two 2960G switches in my DMZ that are running STP 'pvst'
I have read documentation that supports the theory that rapid-pvst is better as it takes considerably less time to converge compared to pvst
I would like to enable this but have a couple of concerns that I cannot find the answers for in any docs and I dont have a lab to test out...
Connected to the DMZ switch is a third party switch. I have no idea what mode this switch is running in and the vendor will not share this information with me. If this switch was running pvst and I enabled rapid-pvst on my switch would this cause any issues??? I cannot afford to lose connectivity to the third party switch as it runs one of our financial market systems.
Can anyone offer an insight into this please?
There are thinks that could be done to minimise the possibility of any flap.
But since there are only 2 vlan ( vlan 1 and 12 ) that you are using in the network no need to change the mode.
But if you are looking for adventure go ahead and enjoy.-)